Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Scoreboard Watching (9/9): Padres @ Giants, 12.45p

Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 6.06) takes on Barry Zito (9-11, 3.95) in what is basically a must-win game for the Giants, in order to go into this weekend's series (in which the Dodgers--including the highly-anticipated Brad Penny game on Sunday) with any sort of momentum.

The Giants scratched Tim Lincecum yesterday and started their pitching prospect Madison Bumgarner, who pitched an admirable 5.1 innings of 2 ER ball with 4 Ks in his major league debut. However, an eighth-inning single by the Padres' Chase Headley was enough to give the Padres the game, 4-3, descending the Giants to 6.5 GB the Dodgers in the NL West, and 3.0 GB the Rockies in the Wild Card race.

Anyway, this gives you something to do over lunchtime. SoSG. We're there for you.

53 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Between scoreboard watching, watching the ENG futbol match, and AC threadwatching, my afternoon is full.

rbnlaw said...

Wade freakin Cy Young Le Blanc throwing for the Pods? Watch, he'll get lit for 7 in the first.
Worthless hunk of filth.

Zito will throw 6 innings of no-hit ball only to watch his bullpen squander the 7 run lead the Kung Pao Panda built single-handedly.

Nostradamus; watch your back mutha!

Dusty Baker said...

Sweartogod, right now there is a show on Nostradamus on the History Channel. I'm so watching and not working.

rbnlaw said...

@DB;
I knew you would.

Bendtner scores for Denmark! Arsenal fans rejoice!

England up 2-0 on the Croats.
Northern Ireland will never play in a WC.

Dusty Baker said...

And my man Frank Lampard took a beautiful PK.

Eduardo has dived yet, but there's still 60 minutes.

Dusty Baker said...

Zito gives up a leadoff single. May there be many more.

Mr. Customer said...

2-0 at the half. Not insurmountable, but looking good.

Dusty Baker said...

Heskey is a donkey.

Meanwhile, Pods up 1-0 already.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Padres through the first

Steve Sax said...

Two out double for Henry Fill In The Blanco, top 2 (1-nil, Padres)

Steve Sax said...

Nothing doing for the Pads in the second. Wade LeBlanc has faced the minimum six batters through two. 1-0, SD.

Dusty Baker said...

ENG cruising 3-nil thanks to Frankie's header - on to the WC!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Lampard in again at 59'.

rbnlaw said...

Hard to cheer for Lampard when he's an enemy the rest of the season.

Steve Sax said...

Adrian Gonzalez HR makes it 3-0 SD, middle of the third inning.

Dusty Baker said...

@ RB-

He's my MAN. I actually have a dog named after him.

It's easy to cheer for all the squad no matter what club they hail from, as long as they are wearing the Three Lions.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw

Kinda like pulling for Timmeh in the ASG. Any goal he scores that he isn't scoring for Chelsea, I can get behind.

Dusty Baker said...

Uh-oh, 3-2 on an Andres Torres HR. [Who??]

Mr. Customer said...

4:1 now. Too little, too late.

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 5:1 (Rooney)

Mr. Customer said...

what, nobody going to represent for Arsenal, then?

Mr. Customer said...

Fabregas did get himself a goal for Spain, but that's beside the point.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C-

Does Ashley Cole count?

Dusty Baker said...

Scratchy Lincecum update:

"By Chris Haft / MLB.com

09/09/09 3:05 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO -- An upbeat Tim Lincecum said Wednesday that his ailing back has steadily improved, leaving him confident that he'll be able to pitch soon.

Exactly how soon remains unclear.

Lincecum, who was scratched from his Tuesday night outing against San Diego with back spasms in his lower left side, said he felt "pretty confident" that he would make his next scheduled start Monday against the Colorado Rockies. He also refused to rule out pitching this weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers."

rbnlaw said...

Bendtner and Arshavin both scored for their respective countries. Thierry scored for the French.

How dare you mention Cashley Cole.

Dusty Baker said...

Thought that would get you going, RB.

Ballack scored for GER.

Poor, poor France only managed a draw. They're struggling.

Dusty Baker said...

Through five innings, Pods still up 3-2. Zito has thrown 93 pitches.

rbnlaw said...

The French are on the ropes.

Only an hour left until the Showdown at the SoSG Corral. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little jittery right now.

Steve Sax said...

3-2, top 6. Zito is already gone.

Steve Sax said...

I love the fact that you guys are talking about soccer/football here. Nice.

Steve Sax said...

Oscar Salazar home run on the fourth overall pitch from Waldis Joaquin (who are these guys?). 4-2 SD.

Next batter singles, too.

Dusty Baker said...

4-2 Pods.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Sax

Is that a "shut up about soccer" or were you being serious?

Cause I kinda get that not everyone likes it. ;-)

Paul said...

So is it Scratchy Lincecum and Itchy Cain?

Steve Sax said...

One out, two on, but the Padres can't push across another run, with LeBlanc and Cabrera striking out in consecutive at bats. 4-2 Padres, middle 6.

Steve Sax said...

@DB, I honestly really do appreciate it. No "shut up" intended whatsoever.

We happen to have a readership here with diverse tastes, and I celebrate it. Hence the random GT themes and other assorted bells and whistles on this site. No worries! Keep it up! I just wish I (having attended only one Premiership game in my life) could contribute more...

Steve Sax said...

Top 7, two out and Adrian Gonzalez on first (HBP). Salazar at the plate...

Dusty Baker said...

Pods couldn't convert (again). "We" need some insurance runs.

Steve Sax said...

nope, the Padres can't score. On to the bottom of the seventh, SD leading 4-2

Steve Sax said...

Top 8, still 4-2 Padres

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers bring in a psychologist? Please tell me no.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/12175922

(Scroll down to the Manny part)

karina said...

Is it sadistic to enjoy when the Giants lose?

Dusty Baker said...

@ Karina

No.

This is sports. It's ok to hate. ;-)

Dusty Baker said...

Uh-oh. Frisco has 2 on, 1 out...threatening in the bottom 8th.

Steve Sax said...

Giants threatening in the 8th

Dusty Baker said...

Pods out of the jam.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, 2 on and none out and the Padres escaped. 4-2 SD

rbnlaw said...

Hey, how 'bout that Assassins thread?

OK, maybe not. Go Pods?

Dusty Baker said...

We go to the bottom of the ninth.

Dusty Baker said...

MLBNetwork doing a look-in of the game now.

karina said...

Pads win. Let's cross the fingers for the Reds.

rbnlaw said...

I listened to the Giants' postgame report on the way home (satellite radio; it' so cool). Jon Miller sounded as if he . . . was. . . distracted. . . by . . . something. . .while. . .trying to . . . give. . .the. . .um. . .report.

Honestly, either he was being screamed at in his ear, or he saw the post-game spread cart go by. No matter, he was terrible. Oh, and he blamed the loss on Zito's lazy change-ups and lack of hustle on the cover of first.

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw: lazy and lack of hustle are right up Jon Miller's alley.

Maybe Miller got distracted when KFP walked in front of him, and he thought it was a solar eclipse?